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Mercedes-benz owners insurance scheme with chris knott insurance

Discussion in 'Insurance' started by ChrisKnottIns, Jan 31, 2011.

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    ChrisKnottIns

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    Hi,

    The BBC News website reports:
    "Drivers saw their car insurance premiums rise by an average of £110 in the last year, a comparison site says. More expensive repairs and recent government changes to injury payouts pushed up annual insurance costs by 16%, according to Confused.com. It found drivers paid on average £781 on comparison sites for a comprehensive policy in the year to March 2017. Average premiums are set to rise to a record high and could pass £1,000 next year, it added. Newer vehicles have seen some of the biggest rises, because their increasingly complex electronics have made repairs more expensive...

    ...The Confused [dot] com research...checks more than four million car insurance quotes."


    I just wanted to let you know that the Chris Knott average premium through the club insurance scheme is much lower than that reported on the comparison sites.

    In March 2016, Chris Knott's average premium was less than half that at £369. This March (2017) it was £399 - just a £30 increase and still majorly more economical than £781. There's definitely something beneficial for members in using the club scheme through Chris Knott then.

    MBO QUOTELINE: 0800 028 6463 - please call us at renewal.

    If that's before 1st June you'll also gain entry in the Chris Knott 'British F1 Grandstand Tickets' Prize Draw.

    best,
    Nick


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    Recent testimonials from CK customers across the car enthusiast community...

    "£367 cheaper than my renewal from flux, £65 cheaper with no limited mileage & all mods covered after shopping around. I am a happy bunny thanks." G30001, R32 Owners Club

    "Had my quote matched today so new CK customer on Saturday as of renewal time. Covers all the mods that are planned from the stockpile of parts in the garage that have been collected over the last few months... Spoken to 3 different ladies (Tabitha, Kathy (of Legend) and Rebecca) and the level of customer service has been consistently brilliant with everything being understood first hand and not needing to explain what each mod is." benmellor, GT86/BRZ Drivers Club

    "Thank you Daryl for matching a cheaper quote from another insurance company. Guess I will be staying with Chris Knott for another year. :)" Jon Dixon, Facebook

    "I may need to hop back to chris knott insurance when my renewal comes through early next month, made the mistake of hopping over to a cheaper provider who has extortionate admin fees." sliced, Audi-Sport.net

    "Recently taken a policy out with Chris Knott due to the very competitive quote. I needed to call them to change my reg number as I added my private plate to my car, I braced myself for the "well there's a charge for this and a charge for that" as experienced from other insurance companies, but no! Gave them the new number and that was that, no charge! Well done, credit where it's due!! stchris356, BimmerForums
     
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    Tried CK for a quote today after being mesmerised by the numerous posts from them here trying to sell themselves.

    Last year with Admiral - 627 pounds.
    This year renewal with Admiral quote - 667 pounds (no changes from last year and no accidents in the year). Joke I thought.
    Looked on a comparison site - 518 pounds quote

    Then tried CK - apart from speaking to someone who didn't seem interested one bit, the quote was ........... 1200 pounds. No thanks.

    Called Admiral renewals, lovely American lady on the phone. Explained I had a quote much lower, same excess etc she said she didn't want to lose a customer etc. Came back and beat the comparison website by 5 pounds.

    I note CK post a lot of feedback from thier cutomers on a Mercedes forum. How many of those customers have Mercedes. Take a look!
     
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    Hi mioba, I'm sorry we couldn't beat your best alternative on this occasion. If we're quoting that high there must be something about the risk that the club scheme insurers don't like. As for the question about numbers of MBO members posting feedback you can draw your own conclusions but it's not about lack of satisfied policyholders. This club consistently sits high in our top 10 sources of new business and client retention is very high too.
     
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    There are some silly prices being quoted my merc fully comp £167.
     
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    ChrisKnottIns

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    So, 3 cool things I need to let you know about before I can go on holiday tomorrow...

    1. Platinum Supercar Blast plus High-Speed Passenger Ride or Photo - yep, we're running a competition for August. Just ask us to quote for your car insurance this month to gain automatic entry in our draw to win a race track drive in your choice of 6 new supercars at one of 8 track locations nationwide. We'll pick a winner in early September.

    MBO QUOTELINE: 0800 028 6463

    2. Our Virtual Show & Shine on social media continues (see separate thread). We're inviting all members to post pics of your shiny cars on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts. You need to tag us, tag your club and use the hashtag #ShowShine2017 to qualify. We're offering a prize for the best pic - an Auto Finesse Detailing Kit - 14 items of high quality car cleaning product worth £156.

    LINKS: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisKnottIns | https://www.twitter.com/ChrisKnottIns

    3. A reminder about GAP Cover from Chris Knott - this is our combined RTI/Finance GAP cover which is significantly cheaper than that offered by car dealers when you buy a car. Check out our cover which fixes your new/nearly-new car's invoice value for 3 years after purchase, meaning you get a better payout in the event of a total loss incident. It'll give you the difference between your motor insurer's payout and the original invoice price or any outstanding finance - whichever is the greater amount - to make sure you can start again, wiping out depreciation.

    Have a look, get a quote, or buy online, at https://www.chrisknott.co.uk/GAP.

    Thanks for reading and I'll see you in a fortnight - a greek beach beckons! :)

    best,
    Nick




    Little bit of feedback:

    "Matched my previous quote but with a lot more extras free - spot on and great staff." t500tty, MPS Owners Club

    "Matched another quote but benefits were loads better than other option." Kwackadave, MPS Owners

    "Been with Chris Knott for about 3 years (been with them for various cars over the years, never had a problem)." Dennis, FocusSTOC
     
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    Thanks for a great August you brilliant lot!

    Maybe it was our Platinum Supercar Blast prize draw that attracted the calls or perhaps you've heard the feedback about the Chris Knott club and enthusiast scheme.

    Either way, we're grateful this end for you helping us to reach 129% of August's new policy target - our best month so far this year! It means we clearly have winning rates to offer members.

    September's also looking good so far so please give us a call for a quote if your car insurance is due soon.

    QUOTLINE: 0800 028 6463

    There are extra benefits of using Chris Knott too:

    - Competitive rates - specially negotiated deals for club members/enthusiasts
    - Understanding of what your car means to you
    - Personal service and attention
    - Expert advice from qualified insurance professionals
    - Easy access to us via phone, email and social media
    - Impartial advice as we're independent from your insurer
    - All the ongoing support you need throughout your time with us
    - Someone between you and the insurer to help with any claims disputes
    - A relationship with your club/forum means we can call on model-specific advice if needed
    - Answerable to the club/forum
    - A share of our earnings paid to your club for every policy purchased

    For a competitive quote for your standard, modified or classic car (and to receive these other valuable benefits) please give us a call.

    best,
    Nick

    PS. we'll be making the Platinum Supercar Blast prize draw this week and announcing the winner here next Monday.


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    TESTIMONIALS
    See what these guys thought of our service recently...

    "I've used Chris Knott both direct and through AROC and they always come up with a good deal. They don't throw a hissy fit about mods either." Steve Prill, Alfa Romeo Owners Club

    "Hi Nick, just been speaking to one of your team (Kathy) she was brilliant and I am going to be insured with Chris Knott Insurance!! Great service." Elli, Saab Owners Club GB

    "Thanks for that, did the quote, and it does look very interesting. My wife (who likes small print) is perusing this and we'll get back to you in a few minutes. I have to say, most efficient dealing with an insurance company, ever ;-)" buze, ZRoaster.org
     
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    Frankly I think the whole thing is a "biased" lottery... that the buyer (us!) ought to be able to understand but unless you cand the Telegraph or Times Crossword in 5 x minutes, you have no chance!. So based on information gleaned here and elsewhere, last year our daughter reduced the price (-£35!) of her renewal by adding me (74 years old with no claims in the last 20 years although I think they only asked about the last 10 x years) to her policy as an "other driver". Her car is worth about £2 maybe 3.5K I suppose, and I've driven it on odd occasions over the last few years (sharing miles on a long trip) on my own policy which gives me third party cover (thinking that if I wrote it off, it wouldn't be such a calamity).

    - So then along comes this nonsense: add a "senior's" name and address and reduce your policy costs even if the the additional driver never even turns the key!

    - I wonder if I can reduce my policy costs by adding a driver aged 95!
     
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    That time again for renewals!
    The SL500 went up from £425 to over £700, the insurer got a sharp phone call and the result was back to last years premium :)
    The SL55's has come through at £100 cheaper than the 500....Happy days :D
     
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    Right, straight in with it...

    Congratulations to Philip Appleyard, a member of Volvo Owners Club, for winning our August draw. Philip has won a Platinum Supercar Blast plus High-Speed Passenger Ride or Photo. He gets track time in his favourite new supercar (6 to choose from) at his choice from 8 locations nationwide.

    Entrants qualified by requesting a car insurance quote during August (purchase not required).

    ANOTHER CHRIS KNOTT COMPETITION
    If you like the idea of winning one of our prizes we do have another competition running at the moment - the Chris Knott Virtual Show & Shine which has been going on all Summer on social media.

    Simply post a pic of your car with the theme 'Shine' and we'll judge the winner after the closing date but be quick, the closing date is this Thursday!!

    Post your pic on either our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages and do these 3 things in the comments...

    - @tag Chris Knott Insurance
    - use hashtag #ShowShine2017
    - @tag your club/forum

    We'd love to see your cars!

    All this is just a distraction of course - what we'd really like you to do is give us a call for a quote when your car insurance falls due.

    MBO QUOTELINE: 0800 028 6463

    ONLINE: complete brief info - Chris Knott Callback Form

    best,
    Nick



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    Recent testimonials

    "Now with CKI through AROC on v6 with a few mods - best price and great service and discount on second vehicle recently insured with them." Mark Byatt, Alfa Romeo Owners Club

    "Sorted insurance with @ChrisKnottIns -- I have to say they were very efficient, and very competitive, a pleasure to deal with." buze, ZRoadster.org

    "You should be jubilant at how amazing you are. Let's do the deal at that." Richard Gregory, MPS Owners Club

    "I have a modified GTV myself insured through Chris Knott for the last 10 years....Very good service and a very small premium...give them a call." Martin Lindus, Alfa Romeo Owners Club

    "Big shout out to Chris Knott, site sponsors at Briskoda.net, advised them of my plans for the car this year, they said just call when you have made the changes etc. New suspension is on - just called them, all done, all promises kept, big thumbs up." David Turner, Briskoda
     
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    Hi, two things quickly -

    1. COMPETITION
    You'll know we've been running the 2017 Chris Knott Virtual Show & Shine on our social media channels - the chance for members to share pics of their cars with us in the hope of winning a decent prize.

    We've really loved seeing what cars members drive and from the 200 or so entries it was a tough job to pick a winner. However, I'm pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 Chris Knott Virtual Show & Shine as Ashley Gratton with his MkI Golf.

    Full details including the Top 5 finalists' cars here: https://www.chrisknott.co.uk/news/chris-knott-virtual-show-shine-2017-winner.html

    2. OFFER ON CHRIS KNOTT'S UK BREAKDOWN COVER
    Just to let you know that the current offer is about to expire so you'll need to get in quick if you'd like to benefit. Our comprehensive cover starts at £63 but you can get an extra £5 OFF until the end of September.

    Request a quote and buy online at https://www.chrisknott.co.uk/mercrescue or call us on 0800 028 6463.

    Members of this club have an additional special deal that's always available - cover at least one everyday/modern car and we'll add cover for one classic car free.

    best,
    Nick
     

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